Support Groups in Vancouver, BC

Photo of Claire (Junjie) Zhang, Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Cook with a Counsellor-Culinary Art Group
Counsellor, MBA, MACP, RCC
Verified
"Inspired by one of my clients who got joy when baking, I developed the cook with a counsellor program to help people with mindful eating and stay focused during cooking. Eating healthy is essential for self-care. If you like food ..."
(873) 502-4155 
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Thursday Evenings DBT Skills Groups 4:30 - 6:30pm
Psychologist, PhD, R, Psych
Verified
"A 26-week standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills group that covers four modules - mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan for the treatment of chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed ..."
(778) 608-5867 
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Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Live Well DBT Group
Occupational Therapist, BScOT
Verified
"This is a 24-week DBT skills group that consists of three 8-week modules: Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Each group session includes mindfulness practice, sharing and discussion of participants’ home practice experiences, and the presentation of new skills ..."
(226) 799-6255 
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Vancouver, BC V5T
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How to Mentally Prepare for Birth
Counsellor, RTC, RPC-C
Verified
"A 6 Week - 6 Module Group Workshop to empower you with tools & techniques leading up to and for your birthing day. As a mother myself I noticed a need for this type of preparation. I found much focus ..."
(778) 864-5833 
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Vancouver, BC V6H
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Resisting Depression
Counsellor, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Matty Devenish Therapy is offering a group for those who are interested in understanding and resisting the influence of Depression. Many people have consulted with me about their struggles with Depression. They've shared feeling consumed by: negative, hate-filled thoughts about ..."
(855) 733-8099 
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Vancouver, BC V6J
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Trauma & PTSD
Licensed Professional Counsellor, MA, RCC, EMDR
Verified
"We are also offering Group Therapy of 2 to 12 People for your group [bring your own people or group]. It could be a family, peers, work or affiliated group of people needing help with issues related or resulted from ..."
(236) 988-1799 
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Vancouver, BC V6B
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Mindful Self-Compassion: Oct. 8 - Nov. 26, 2019
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified
"Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a research-supported, 8-week, course designed to cultivate the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. This group teaches core principles and practices that enable people to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding, ..."
(778) 401-8125 
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Vancouver, BC V5N
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Covid Support Group
Counsellor, LB, RTC, RPC
Verified
"Less human interactions, isolation, financial stressors and tension in our relationships can effect our life quality severely. The struggles are numerous. BUT: You can choose not to go through this alone! My Online Covid Support Groups can provide help. In ..."
(438) 701-3452 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Living with Long COVID
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
"Part of our mental health and illness group series, this 4-week online group is designed to foster connection with others struggling with long-COVID. Structured around an activity called the 'Tree of Life', you will walk away having identified sources of ..."
 
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Vancouver, BC V6A
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Codependent, tendency to toxic relationships group
Counsellor, MA, RCC, RPC, EMDR
Verified
"Two groups, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learning coping skills to deal with toxic people. About healing internal voids and stop looking in others for the love that I can give myself. "
(604) 227-1827 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V5M
Vancouver Intensive Trauma Treatment Program
Counsellor, MC, CCC
Verified
"Group is offered weekly for 8 weeks. Subject will address guilt, shame, anxiety, depression, emotional tolerance and mind/body connections. Max 6 participants. "
(647) 496-0493 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6Z
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Men's Loss & Grief
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
"Have you experienced loss? Death? Divorce? Men are not taught to grieve. Men need to take action and heal by doing. At the same time we need to process our feelings because feelings that are not processed surprise us at ..."
(604) 330-1882 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6R
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Seeking Safety
MSW, RSW
"Seeking Safety is an evidence-based, present-focused counseling model to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse. It can be conducted in group (any size) and/or individual modality. It is an extremely safe model as it directly addresses both ..."
(778) 785-1351 
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Vancouver, BC V6H
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Breakthrough Group
Counsellor, MSc, RCC
Verified
"Coming up soon "
(604) 409-8940 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V5Z
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Making Sense of Trauma
Counsellor, MACP, RCC, EMDR-CT, CAC
Verified
(866) 986-5775 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V5L
Photo of Natasha Virani, Licensed Professional Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Collateral Beauty: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Licensed Professional Counsellor, RTC
Verified
"This group is designed for parents who have experienced/are experiencing a pregnancy (18 weeks and beyond) and/or infant loss. The purpose of the group is to provide support for parents experiencing grief, to teach them how to cope on a ..."
(778) 400-1595 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V5Z
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VeteranLife Support Group
Treatment Centre
Verified
"A weekly Veterans Support Group is held at Together We Can for ex-servicemen. This group is a check-in format facilitated by PTSD Therapist Courtney Nichols and Michael Cain, a former Naval Communicator who now works in Resident Services. Participants are ..."
(604) 670-2923 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V5R
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"Recharge Groups"
Counsellor, RTC
Verified
"For people with intense emotions and overwhelming thoughts. This group is designed to support you build an emotional regulation toolkit. We learn about the function of emotions, talk about how to identify and name emotions How to reduce the intensity ..."
(705) 805-6759 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6K
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A Purposeful Life Men's Group
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified
"For men who are searching for greater meaning and purpose in life. You want to discover your unique heroic journey, connect with your community, and make personal decisions on your place in the world, your life, your relationships, your authentic ..."
(450) 823-2267 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6B
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Reclaiming Desire: Low Desire Mindfulness Group
Counsellor, MCP, RCC, CST
Verified
"Do you struggle with low sexual desire? You may be feeling like there’s something wrong with you - maybe you once loved sex and wanted it, and now feel nervous, uneasy, or even panicked at the thought of sex. It ..."
(604) 245-1105 
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Group meets in:
Vancouver, BC V6C


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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Vancouver Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Vancouver is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Vancouver are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Vancouver allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Vancouver can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.